Six surprisingly unusual wedding venues in Oxfordshire
Old manor houses, converted barns, luxury hotels, Oxfordshire has them all for the idyllic wedding venue setting. With views ranging from dreaming spires cityscapes, to rural Oxfordshire countryside and rivers.
Have you been looking for something a little more unusual for your wedding venue though? Were you hoping to tie the knot with a pig as one of your guests, or being presided over by Greek philosophers?
In this blog, we showcase six of the most unusual and surprising wedding venues Oxfordshire has to offer…
Kingston Bagpuize House
A mere twenty minutes from the centre of Oxford a traditional manor house style wedding can be held at Kingston Bagpuize House, and with the beautiful architecture it would be a sound choice. However, Kingston Bagpuize has much to offer in the stunning gardens and folly, both of which can feature in a woodland setting wedding. If nature is on the top of your guest list, this venue will surely delight you.
Rustic is the theme for any wedding performed at the Cogges Wedding Barn venue. This is a working 17th century museum situated in Witney, around 12 miles from the centre of Oxford which boasts walled gardens, orchards and a play area so all your guests are well taken care of.
If you love animals and the fancy takes you, you can even include them on your special day!
At the heart of Oxford city and seated at the pinnacle of academic esteem, is Bodleian Library. Surrounded by 17th century architecture, Chancellor’s Court is Oxford Universities former courtroom.
A small and intimate wedding venue, the courtroom can be part of a larger wedding when used in conjunction with Convocation House. Picture yourselves meeting to take your vows under the fan-vaulted ceilings alongside century old theologians.
If history is your thing, but you prefer anthropology over academia, take a look at Ashmolean Museum. Who would’ve thought you could be surrounded by genuine ancient Greek and Roman sculptures as you enjoy your wedding breakfast?
River and Rowing Museum
Away from the city and the countryside now, to Henley’s River and Rowing museum. You can arrive in style by boat, as your guests look on from the glass fronted ‘Thames Room’, overlooking the river Thames.
If you are water or boat lovers, this could be the venue for you!
Staying by the riverside at Henley, Temple Island is one step closer to the river Thames, offering an actual temple as your alter. Here you can arrive by car, boat or even helicopter!
The Temple Island is located within some of the most picturesque meadows of Oxfordshire, and of course the location for the world famous Royal Regatta.
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